So this found it's way up on the design board. A new color way (for Gerrie!) and better contrast.On the left, you can also see the negative cutting of the hand from the previous piece. It's from the silk lining of an old kimono. I'll use it someplace I'm sure.
And then I tried to do some more crafty stuff. But the design board called me back and the new piece morphed into this.
I've been drawn to lamps lately. I love the clean lines of the little ones that you can get at Ikea. And I adore the collection from Artful Home. So I decided it would be an interesting and inspiring shape to include in a quilt. Odd?
Here's my ubiquitous handwriting.
And here I've added some sheer wonky stripes. (Sorry, I should have cropped out the top of that chair. Can you see the one rung that I let Benjamin paint?)I am pleased with the basic composition at this point. I think. It allows for space for some hand embroidery, some fmq, a bit of beaded embellishment and some surface design. Nothing is sewn down at this point. So, maybe I should open myself up to comments, suggestions, criticisms and other thoughts so as not to end up with another failure. (I know, it wasn't really a failure. I'm just using hyperbole.)